Adding New Music in iTunes

Discussion in 'iTunes' started by Richard_P_Harvey, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. Richard_P_Harvey

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    This may actually be a stupid or newbie question so I apologize in advance if it is. I have a large music repository on a NAS box, some 100GB of full albums. When I first set-up iTunes I added that monster folder to the iTunes library but set it to NOT copy any of the files to the local PC due to it's size. When I add albums to this large repository they do not show up in iTunes. I would have expected that there would be an "update" library feature but I can't find one. If I simply play the new album in iTunes it gets added automatically which is cool but I would much rather be able to tell iTunes to re-scan that big external folder for any newly added files. Any thoughts....? Thanks much.
     
  2. Kadelic

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    With your big box connected to your computer, AND with iTunes set NOT to copy as you stated, hit Command-O on Mac (or the Windows equivalent of File > Add to Library) and select that whole drive. This will scan the drive and add all the new additions without duplicating the existing files.
     
    #2 Kadelic, Sep 20, 2013
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  3. Richard_P_Harvey

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    Thanks Kadelic but that does not work, tried it many times and just again now and it's a no go, unless I'm doing something wrong of course. I'm on a Windows 7 machine, when I select Crtl-O and select the MP3 folder holding all my tunes there is no way to complete the selection at the top level folder. I can drill down further into artist and then album folders and once I get into a folder with actual MP3 files I can then select it but I can't figure out how to get it to scan at the top level folder. My disk hierarchy is as follows:

    Disk #1
    ............|__MP3
    ........................|__Artist Name
    ...............................................|__ Album Name
    .........................................................................|__ MP3's Here

    So I'm looking for iTunes to scan from the second level above or the MP3 folder and add anything new. I even tried to map the MP3 folder in Windows and that made no difference.
     
    #3 Richard_P_Harvey, Sep 20, 2013
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